Myocardial injury secondary to blunt thoracic trauma in dogs: Incidence and pathophysiology

Adam J. Reiss, Brendan McKiernan, Wayne E. Wingfield

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Abstract

Blunt thoracic trauma to humans and dogs may result in myocardial injury. Myocardial injuries commonly manifest as arrhythmias within the first 48 hours following a traumatic event. These injuries may be occult or may result in delayed onset of clinical signs and, therefore, are frequently overlooked. This article aims to increase the awareness of myocardial injuries, review the current literature, and discuss the mechanisms and physiology of myocardial injury secondary to blunt thoracic trauma in dogs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)934-941
Number of pages8
JournalCompendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian
Volume24
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • veterinary(all)

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